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With so many options and combinations possible, what would you all recommend? I plan on getting some 17's with 215's in the near future, but would like to drop it before first show (won't have wheels/tires by then, but could do suspension). I am not sure exactly how much of a drop I am looking for, so post you thoughts!


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Re: Suspension recommendations? (Pimpalicious316)

Definately go with 205's and not 215's for tires. As for suspension, a 60/40 kit would make it look 20 times better. Any of the major brand kits would suffice, like Weitec, H&R, etc. Or you can get coilovers and set the height the way you want. Just don't cheap out on the suspension.
 

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Re: Suspension recommendations? (Max_O)

i definetly dont plan on skimping on the suspension. i am still learning about suspensions, so what does 60/40, 50/50, 40/40, etc... mean exactly? and what is a cup kit as opposed to coilover as opposed to springs and struts/shocks? what's the diff between shocks and struts? just trying to learn guys! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Re: Suspension recommendations? (Pimpalicious316)

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i am still learning about suspensions, so what does 60/40, 50/50, 40/40, etc... mean exactly?

The expect lowering from the kits... for example:
A 60/40 kit means the springs will lower the car 60mm in the front and 40mm in the rear.
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Re: Suspension recommendations? (C7rONi3x)

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i think thats just glare.. ?

in the first pic i thought so to, in the second pic it really looks like a white stripe to me
 

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Re: Suspension recommendations? (1SickWhtDub)

pin stripe was on it from dealer. second pic is the day i got it, the next day it was removed. the first pic is without it.
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Re: Suspension recommendations? (Pimpalicious316)

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what is a cup kit as opposed to coilover as opposed to springs and struts/shocks? what's the diff between shocks and struts? just trying to learn guys! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Cup kits are a strut and spring combo that is suppose to be "matched" for a good setup.
I've personally have had good experiences with Bilstein struts using different kinds of lowering springs. Oh, struts have a spring perch which holds the spring all together with the strut, while shocks are without a perch. Coilovers are basically a strut with a threaded body, allowing you to raise or lower the spring perch. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Sorry if my explaination sucks
 
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